Geese, Man and Animals
‘Geese, Man and Animals’ by PARR – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 1963 print collection by Dorset Fine Arts, presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: Good Condition – This beautiful and rare 58 yr old print has been professionally restored for paper handling marks and creasing, minor discoloration, iron deposit spots and humidity stains in upper right and lower left corner areas. Nice, clean and strong image.
Description by Artist: No description by artist found.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: PARR’s works compare much with Luke Anguhadluq’s works on the rawness and direct first hand representation of a nomadic life of the Inuit. It is interesting to notice this collection of PARR images they all invoke from PARR’s memories as a hunter himself where all situations are related to hunter and animals.
In this composition we see a man, a fortunate hunter most likely, surrounded by desired animals including six geese, a dog, and two sea mammals that seem to be seals or young walrus. Interestingly the hunter does not appear to interact with the animals and is in seating position as if trying to reach for the closest goose. All animals are running away from the man and in different directions where the geese appear to point at angle upwards taking flight and the young walrus run towards the sea while the dog is chasing them perhaps nibbling at their skin.
The passive interaction between animals and the hunter is somewhat similar to ‘Man and Caribou‘ by PARR. Furthermore the different animals are grouped by colour tones, geese, blue, walrus brown, man, black.
Please reference picture # 8 for size reference with letter size paper sheet.